Reader’s Digest Is Cheating Public By Fake Prize

23 Nov

Reader’s Digest is one of the reputed magazine in India.They announced a lottery of winning a brand new car worth 18 Lakh. They send letter to few selected customers or public for demanding a subscription fee for entering this lottery competition. This is one of their fake business. Don’t trust Reader’s digest. They want to sell their magazine through this tricks . I have shown you few screenshot of Reader’s digest lottery competition letter.


Cover letter of Reader Digest Fake Prize

Cover letter of Reader Digest Fake Prize


Reader digest's fake lift let prize

Reader digest's fake lift let prize


Reader digest's fake sweepstakes certificate

Reader digest's fake sweepstakes certificate

Reader digest's fake official  reply letter

Reader digest's fake official reply letter


So, Don’t trust this type of fake letter and don’t send any money or demand draft to that company. This is marketing tactics. If you have any type of fake prize experiences then comment below.


Posted by on November 23, 2011 in My Personal Information


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68 responses to “Reader’s Digest Is Cheating Public By Fake Prize

  1. Rupa

    March 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM


    • ajitha

      April 10, 2015 at 8:53 PM

      eda the son of a doge,you cheat how many people this type . You have not a job, and you go to toilet and eate that., eda dog kuthe mone…………..


    April 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Reader’s Digest is one of the reputed magazine in India.They announced a lottery of winning a brand new car worth 18 Lakh. They send letter to few selected customers or public for demanding a subscription fee for entering this lottery competition. This is one of their fake business. Don’t trust Reader’s digest. They want to sell their magazine through this tricks . I have shown you few screenshot of Reader’s digest lottery competition letter.

    The Above said Information of my Friend Because I Was practically Cheated By Reader’s
    Digest, They Cheated me 2 Yrs The Letters Send By them Won’t have the DATE, And They
    won’t Bother Anything One Day I saw the Document with One Person And he Told he is not
    Related to Readers Digest. They will send weekly one letter That I am The Only Person Qualified
    From Tamil Nadu, And the Letters Send By Them is Like They Had given the Amount and Sending
    Letters The Letter Starts From Lady Luck, and every week they will send one Letter Without Date I am Having Lot of Documents With Me, Even Last Week I received a Letter From Mundra Saying
    That I am Guaranteed 5 Lakh Winner and 38 lakhs winner, But this time i dont respond them then 2nd of April I received a mail that I am guaranteed Eligible Winner of Around 50 Lakhs, I am going to Consumer Court Because I spend more then 3 Lakhs. For 1 year i am having 7 subcriptions.
    The Letters Will come Mr.Rajesh Mundra (Prize Award Commision Administrater. and Mr.Poonigar..
    And one more Requst to the Friends. Pls Help me

    • Venkidusamy

      August 26, 2013 at 9:26 PM

      Dear Mr.Sainath ,Don’t buy any book from Reader’s Digest unless you need it.I am sorry to hear that you have spent so much money.Impulsive buying is a bad habit and Reader’s Digest’s trade practice is unfair.They don’t send the books on C.O.D basis because none other than those who ordered will pay.They are fooling the receiver that they need not pay to the courier .Later on they will be sending letter after letter for payment.Even after unsubscribing they sent two worthless books and my family members received them thinking that I ordered the books.I had to pay around 1500 Rs. for books which are easily available in the second hand book stores for Rs.100 each

    • SUBRAT

      November 20, 2014 at 5:47 PM


      • ajitha

        April 10, 2015 at 8:59 PM

        one day i received an enveloped by post. in the envelop written that you have an winner of the sweeps winning prize list so you have sent Rs;500. But i have sent money and the readers digest company sent some books. May six months ago one Mrs:Trini madam said to me we sent cheque and some official pappers sent . I realy said that this is a very cheating bisuness . ketoda kuthy mone…………………………..

  3. boxy

    April 30, 2012 at 7:33 AM


    this is so true
    ok i will tell you their operation.
    they send you sticker to stick onto the right places and then you accidentally put some sticker which is supposed to be a paid order of books or gifts and the next thing you see is books and gift package coming to your home and with a bill. they have scammed from me like this about 2000 rupees in pretext of winning a prize. they know they are in a corrupt country and they can do anything but people have to be aware and stop buy these kind of products where they use so fake email.
    now it makes common sense that if you enter lottery once then you don’t need to enter again and again but these people will keep sending mails of additioanl car win
    early reply prize of 3 lakhs
    trust me i have faced their scam and it is a scam. you dont win anything

  4. Sainath Vaidyanathan

    June 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Dear Sir,
    I’m Sainath Vaidyanathan,
    I Planned To File a Case Against Reader’Digest , for that I need a help Affected Person
    By Reader’Digest ,I don’t know Govt Of India kept Quite in the Matter, So The Affected
    Persons, It Should Help in this matter to safe Guard Lot of Lives

  5. Neha

    September 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM


    Thanks for the info..I just received mail like this announcing my name as finalist in sweepstakes. I was surprised as to how did they get my name since I have never subscribed for digest and also happy to see the special subscription price they are offering (Rs 549) for a year. Since I love reading Reader’s Digest I decided to subscribe. SO even if I don’t win the price I’ll atleast get the books!!! I hope it’ll not cause me any trouble!! What say??

  6. aplan

    September 21, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    i also face this problem what to do help me

  7. Inder kumar

    September 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    i also face this problem what to do help me

    • jagadeesha

      October 31, 2012 at 7:25 AM

      i also face this problem what to do help me–

  8. Tushar

    November 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    no its true i have won the prize !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Essam

      April 3, 2013 at 8:58 AM

      how could you win? tell us the story

    • Vijaysinh D Sindha

      January 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      you have any proof?

    • Leena

      February 24, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      What u won Tushar?? That watch or any Cd’s?? Bcas i got the same. But pls try to reply with the proof. Here so many people got irritated with the fake marketting idea. Thank you

    • manish Puri

      March 22, 2017 at 5:44 PM

      show me the prize money bill or account and share your picture with getting prize.

  9. Rahmat ali

    January 1, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Reader’s Digest winner info it is fake information
    so that no vilive..

  10. Hmeena

    March 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Lutamari ki dukan he.

  11. Venkidusamy

    August 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    The Reader’s Digest’s tactic is this.They deliver the books even after unsubscribing to the unsuspecting family members or the neighbors when I am not available and then ask for payment.Now they are asking for payment for a book I have not received.Also sweep-takes is an unfair trade practice.Select editions are 5to 6 times overpriced.
    R.V.Samy Coimbatore

  12. satish.rajput

    October 30, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    i also face this problem what to do help me sir please

  13. anusha

    November 30, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    case is not difference than above.Thing is RD is so oldest worldwide reputed books, in the name of RD peopeles are having trust on it. Why indian any organisation was not take any action against it.Because any single person canot fight legaly.

  14. hitesh

    January 3, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    You are right guys. This is fake. Some days ago i received a latter from rider’s digest. And then they send gift by postman worth of 549 rupees.


    January 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    i am JOYDEV MAITI received two letters from Ridder Digest but not sent any money for subscription of this magazine.

  16. devendiran

    January 27, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    You are right guys. This is fake. Some days ago i received a latter from rider’s digest. And then they send gift by postman worth of 549 rupees


    January 31, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    This is one of their fake business. Don’t trust Reader’s digest. They want to sell their magazine through this tricks

    • VinayThomas

      February 6, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      What happened to 2013 sweepstakes results? So far no news on website.
      Many photos are given of last year 2012 and 2011 also..Are these true winners?
      How are they posting these photos of fake winners?

  18. Subhrajit

    February 8, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    I received a letter from RD few days ago about 2013 sweepstakes Finalist and bla bla bla. I was trying to find whether this was real or Fake and I came across this site, not sure what to do with those papers.

  19. Leena

    February 24, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Hi Everyone,
    Am from Tamilnadu. Me too have the same set of letters and offering lists. I subscribed for a yearly subscribtion of the book which i love to read. But i didnt pay any than the subscription fee Rs. 549/-. If anyone knows about the result kindly update here. I can understand the basic line of these kinds of lucky dra. Its jus a “Luck”. Dont know what to say.

  20. abbas daudi

    March 28, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    readers digest is a reputated magazine & also it is a good knowledgeble book but its sweeptake I think it is fake. I am getting its prize draw letter since 11 years yet I did’t get any prize.An action should be taken against them.

  21. Moinu

    June 22, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    I and i am doomed by trusting that.

  22. Ratna Dewi Hamlal

    July 2, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    i also face this problem

  23. San

    September 19, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    You have saved me

  24. ravi

    September 24, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    totally they are cheating and tricks of marketing. their gift is not worth.

  25. kavi

    October 20, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    today, i am getting letters from that concern, one crore cash gift.. they said to take dd for 549.. what i do now?

  26. dolor velu

    October 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    I had just subscribed and I am waiting for the next move..


      October 30, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      I m going to file criminals charges against reader digest

  27. RANJIT

    November 28, 2014 at 10:56 AM


  28. ananya soni

    December 8, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    I too got the sane kind of letter about 3 months ago….

  29. JM

    December 24, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    not india but malaysia also they (RD) use same tactics,

  30. Prashant

    January 31, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    I am also Cheated. They Taken Rs. 549 three times as renewal. Also Taken Rs. 549 for Diary but didn’t received. Again sending mails for Subscription for Friends.

    Really cheating Magazine. Don’t reply to their letters and mails.

  31. varun

    March 3, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    I also received a similar letter, that I have won big cash price,….
    Is there any special government department to register complaints against these scammers?

  32. priyesh sharma

    March 11, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    reader digest is fake magzine because reader digest fraud with me………….

    • Harish Sharma

      March 12, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      I also received a similar letter, that I have won big cash price,…Is there any special government department to register complaints against these scammers

  33. ritesh

    July 15, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    they are fraud RD send me mail today

  34. Harishankar choudhary

    January 26, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    I think this is a fak company because i am a candidate for speewtask for rd winner’s list and i am all rules are follow I am most publiccity of rd bt i am why no call aur email.

  35. Chandrakant Mahale

    February 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    I also got the same mail today – claim your 20,000,00.00 cash as u r the winner, from Reader,s Digest even I have not subscribed any digests or books.
    I didn’t replied to the mail on the basis of the information on this page. Thanks to all my frnds sharing the info.

  36. JK Rao

    June 22, 2016 at 2:58 AM

    I have also received a mail saying that I won 20,00,000 if I activate my code!!
    Thank God I’ve read this blog before doing anything

  37. Abhishek Tudu

    July 13, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Recently i too got the letter, even though i didn’t subscribe still they are giving me the monthly subscription of the reader Digest.

  38. Jitendra

    September 5, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    What about 2014 & 2015 winners….nobody is discussing this…

  39. Rita Louise Wendel

    November 18, 2016 at 4:18 AM

    I don’t appreciate readers Digest sent me a Mega Million and Multi-State Lottery Association the check looks real it’s not they gave me a number the call but I can’t because it was International phone call and I don’t get it I got excited once more thinking I won some money come to find out it was fake and I am upset about it everything looks real the letter the check and it’s not I’m going to keep it and remember this day that I thought I won and I didn’t.

  40. Praveen Babu

    November 18, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Thanks , i too received many letter announcing that you have considered as winner winning a brand new car worth 18 Lakh, i was surprised and waiting but totally from your fact information Readers Digest are cheating and playing tricks for marketing. Readers Digest you are big ………….

  41. N Chandra Sekhar

    January 21, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Yes Today I received the same thing saying that I have won 50 lakhs. Why don’t Govt initiate necessary steps to curb this route of fraud people. Shame on them

  42. Ram

    February 5, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    If it is really fake, then why do they state that chance of winning is equal if u purchase or not the magazine. Moreover they are providing opportunity for even if u not purchase magazine also. Thank you

  43. vidhi

    February 9, 2017 at 7:29 PM

    We have been replying to readers digest since 2010 that is 7 yrs now n still v r receiving letters like u r on last stage etc etc,don’t know where it will take us.

  44. F Simon

    May 1, 2017 at 8:49 PM

    Why don,t readers digest ever reply to comments?


    May 26, 2017 at 9:25 PM

    Readers digest is absolutely a fake. They are trying to cheating me. They want to sell their books. I have chosen for COD basis. Everyday a mail come, claim your prize. You have won Rs. 1500000 and a Car. I have replied twice if I have won. Please send it or transfer my winnings. But their mailing address is also fake. So don’t believe in this.


    May 28, 2017 at 2:48 PM

    Please check the fraud mails & prizes as send by email continue processing with prizes totally cheat

  47. Rasoolsab

    July 27, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Reader diegst every day sending me mail u could be chance win rs 1500000 prvilage mamber and saying today last day for winning prize.its a fake or real i dont understand somebody tellme.i before 3 years follwing the reader diegst contest

  48. Hannah Pereira

    August 4, 2017 at 12:11 AM

    I also got a similar letter. I didn’t pay anything.

  49. Palash dey

    August 22, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Plz hlp me arrgent basis..

  50. Ranjan Kumar

    November 4, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    i also recieved one such letter and before proceeding I thought to check online and here I am..thanks everybody I am saved now. I will try to do something for this.

  51. Sunit Chakravarti

    November 10, 2017 at 12:21 PM

    why we always gets tempted about this kind of fake competition, is their any grievance cell to register the criminal case against them?

  52. Sangita Vijay Ugale

    November 23, 2017 at 8:41 PM

    It’s fake companyThey hv cheated so many people also me

  53. Sunil kumar

    November 28, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    This fake business of Readers Digest will no longer be continued.They trick people to send fake lottery winning messages.I am one of them who have been dump.

  54. beingenglish161676835

    December 30, 2017 at 9:23 PM

    If you would want to cheat someone, trigger the desire in. Don’t be taken away by chances, btw you have to remember one thing that this is lottery where there is no argument on rules. If you win you get the prize, if not you will have to write its fake here in this page.

  55. Aman

    January 21, 2018 at 7:37 AM

    I got email regarding i won 1500000 grand prize and asked me to fill my detail with subcription of their magzine worth 711. I filled detail but did not buy anything from those..

  56. sanjay

    January 25, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Even I got the mail saying that I have won 15 lacs… but I was thinking how can I win so much of monye without doing anything so I overlooked that mail.. I feel this is fake.


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